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    Stan I use that same connector you can find them at stores like auto zone for less than three bucks. You can get a couple for the price you paid for that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by croaker d View Post
    Stan I use that same connector you can find them at stores like auto zone for less than three bucks. You can get a couple for the price you paid for that one.


    Ekkkk...... To late for me. But, great advice for everyone else. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by archeryrob View Post
    I don't think that connector will hold up a long time. One like this will wear every time to plug it together and not have corrosion problems. I cut this in half, one end on the battery and one on the depth finder. SLA battery in a dry box with a fuse. Dialectric grease in the connector that plugs into the fish finder.

    https://www.amazon.com/Pico-0710PT-T.../dp/B00030COC4
    How did you connect the wires to the battery terminal? Soldering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azmdted View Post
    How did you connect the wires to the battery terminal? Soldering?
    I Soldered mine.

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    Nice thing with the Pico connector is that many battery maintainers/chargers have the same type included with the charger. You can see the B&D one I use here. http://www.homedepot.com/p/BLACK-DEC...BM3B/202710992 It has the two prong connector which I can just plug directly up to my battery box lead without having to remove the battery from the box. makes things simple. If your charger doesn't have the connector one can be added easily enough.

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    As a little update. I've been using this connector: https://www.amazon.com/Pico-0710PT-T.../dp/B00030COC4 for about 2 months. It works like a champ. Thanks for the recommendation.


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    Stan
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    Like the other posts, less than $3 at auto parts stores (I got mine at Auto Zone). Even though I use dielectric grease there was corrosion in the connectors and I recently had a prong break in the female end (I find them difficult to separate). At $3 I'll live with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Mike View Post
    Like the other posts, less than $3 at auto parts stores (I got mine at Auto Zone). Even though I use dielectric grease there was corrosion in the connectors and I recently had a prong break in the female end (I find them difficult to separate). At $3 I'll live with it.
    Mike: I should have carried forward your previous point. Thanks for doing this, saving some money is a good thing.

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    My thanks to those who suggested the plug as well. I got mine at NAPA for $2 and change as I recall, soldered them on and haven't had a problem. Way better than the tab and slot connections I used before.

    https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/BK_7551598

    2 wire trailer connector, $2.49 is what I used
    Last edited by azmdted; 08-11-2017 at 09:44 AM. Reason: clarity

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchottie View Post
    mine is identical to RWH, however the battery terminal to female of the fuse is holding up fine, but the male fuse to female power cable moves around too much i've broken the connection at the female.

    i'm now upgrading the wire/wire connections to this:

    http://askjohnanddave.com/wp-content...-connector.jpg

    both wires push in, and there is a piece similar to an inverted alligator clip which connects the two. As long as you strip off enough plastic, there is no way to miss a connection with this plug style.

    i'm still wire to female at both battery terminals tho. to be continued!
    What are those connectors called. Do you have a link? Thx


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